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Storage in the Cloud

by delboy291058 / April 18, 2018 7:42 AM PDT

I have lots of Music on my hard drives and lots of DIY magazines and films and stuff.
I only have a desktop computer and I am going to live in another Country.
So I cannot take it with me, I will get a Laptop when I get there.
So what I need to know is, What is the best way to store these so that I can download them again on my new Laptop, when I am in the New Country.
I am in the UK now but intend on moving to the Philippines, and don't want to take any Hard Drives with me. As this might stop me from going through Customs as they might have to check everything on the Hard Drives, Not that I have anything Naughty on there. But it might take time.

Thank you for your help if you can.

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I think it's more like "Copy in the Cloud."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 18, 2018 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Storage in the Cloud

Storage alludes there is some permanence and given the yelps about losses on cloud systems you would always keep a copy on more than one thing and place to be sure your stuff is not lost.

Just today I got an email about a $59.99 2TB USB HDD so why not a copy there and in your cloud?

My friends travel to the UK and have not been stopped for HDD content checks. I can only think someone is yanking your chain.

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Re: storage in the cloud
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 18, 2018 7:58 AM PDT
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Find the cloud storage you like for the amount of storage space you need during the migration.

For example: Dropbox is $9.99 for 1 TB a month (although it could be you need a contract for at least a year, check that). If your upload speed is 10 Mbps (that's 1 MB per second), you'll need 1,000,000 seconds (that's 11.6 days) to upload the full TB. So be sure to check your internet contract. It could be that you have a limited amount of GB's to download or upload a month, and it would be a pity if you have 100 GB a month, so you need 10 months to complete the transfer.
And be sure that your new Internet contract in the Philippines is big enough to download it again.

You didn't tell how much disc space you use now, so it could be more or less for you.

It might be much easier to buy a laptop now, copy your files to that device and take that with you. Be sure you have a backup of all that data!!

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